July 30, 2014

Spring 2015 NursingCas application

This is just a quick reminder that the application deadline for the BSN program is rapidly approaching. All applications for spring 2015 must be submitted through NursingCAS by 8:59 pm PST on Thursday, July 10th. For a complete list of the application instructions and deadlines, please reference our website: http://nursing.wsu.edu/Academic-Programs/BSN/Application-Instructions-and-Deadlines.html.We look forward to reviewing your application, please let us know if you have any questions.

Reminder: WSU’s Tier III class:

WSU requires all students graduating from their school to complete an Upper division course that is outside of their major. This course is the only required upper-division component of their General Education requirements that EWU student must complete. This course can be completed at either EWU or WSU. If a student chooses to complete the course at EWU the course must be a class outside of the nursing prerequisites and be at least five (5) credits in length. The course can be in any field of study and must be complete prior to graduating from the nursing program. The intent of this requirement is to ensure that students have the basic skills required of lifelong learners, allowing a student to conduct research and construct knowledge in a discipline apart from their major field of study.

Work Opportunity:

 Looking for that Summer, or part-time job?

Todd Alexander of Comfort Keepers will be hosting a table in the PUB Tuesday, May 20th to speak about opportunities for those with CNAs (or questions about getting their CNA) from 10am-2pm in the PUB. This may be an excellent way for students going into the health care field to gain relevant, paid experience. Interested students can stop by his table anytime, 10am-2pm.

Spring 2015 Application Now Open

It’s time to start filling out your Spring (January) WSU college of Nursing application. This application is for anyone who will have all of their nursing prequisite coursework, plus their graduation requirements finished by the end of Fall term 2014. To access the application you can either go to WSU’s website at: www.nursing.wsu.edu, click on prospective students and follow the links for application and admission. Or you can go directly to EWU’s nursing blog. Once you’ve opened the nursing blog, just click on NursingCas under the Links section. Create an Account, and follow the instructions. Any question please contact Kathy or Roy.

. Applications must be submitted by July 10, 2014

. Official transcripts must be received by NursingCAS by , August 8, 2014

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TEAS Testing Dates for Spring 2015 Admissions:

The TEAS Test (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is a proctored online multiple choice exam that measures entry level skills and abilities of applicants to nursing programs. The TEAS measures science, math, language and reading knowledge and skills.

Prospective students must score at the Proficient, Advanced or Exemplary Level to be eligible for admission. The deadline for submitting your TEAS Test results for January 2015 admission is September 15, 2014.

Results: Upon completion of your online test you will need to log in to your account and save a copy of your results to be uploaded to NursingCAS and attached to our designation. Download NursingCAS document upload instructions. Also, you will need to input your Adjusted Individual Total Score in the “Test” section of the NursingCAS application.

If you have previously taken the TEAS, we will accept your results from the test if it was taken within the last year. You must log on to your ATI account and follow the document upload instructions above.

ATI TESTING TIMES AND LOCATIONS (Please allow 4 hours).

Please create an ATI TEAS account prior to your testing day. You can create your account at atitesting.com. Click on Create an Account at the top of the page.

If you require testing accommodations for a documented disability, please contact Heidi Drew at 509-324-7310 for assistance.

Applicants are required to contact WSU’s College of Nursing directly to register for the test. The TEAS Test will be held at WSU COLLEGE OF NURSING SPOKANE on the following days:  

 

Wednesday, June 4

Location: Room 305
Check in time:
Please arrive by 9:00 a.m.
Test time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $60.00
Enrollment limit: 50
Registration open soon

Friday, September 5

TEST #1
Location:
Room 305
Check in time: Please arrive by 8:30 a.m.
Test time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $65.00
Enrollment limit: 50
Registration open soon

Saturday, September 13

TEST #1
Location:
Room 305
Check in time: Please arrive by 8:30 a.m.
Test time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $65.00
Enrollment limit: 50
Registration open soon

TEST #2
Location: Room 305
Check in time: Please arrive by 1:30 p.m.
Test time: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $65.00
Enrollment limit: 50
Registration open soon

TEST #2
Location:
Room 305
Check in time:
Please arrive by 1:30 p.m.
Test time:
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost:
$65.00
Enrollment limit:
50
Registration open soon

 

 

Job Opportunities

Todd Alexander of Comfort Keepers will be on campus on Tuesday, April 15 to present on opportunities for those with OR without CNAs from 12-1pm (lunch will be available), and he will stay from 1-3pm to answer individual student questions. This may be an excellent way for students going into the health care field to gain relevant, paid experience. Please RSVP for the presentation by logging in to EagleAxis and going to the Events tab and selecting “Info Session”, or come to the drop-in hours whenever your schedule allows. See you there!

Be a Muscular Dystrophy Summer Camp Volunteer Counselor!

If you are 18 or older, you’re invited to apply and join the MDA team as a summer camp counselor. At camp, volunteer counselors work one-on-one with campers, providing around-the-clock care and the close supervision of a child with muscular dystrophy. Counselors are required to meet the daily needs of each child and become a youngster’s friend for a week. We especially are in need of male camp volunteers; however, female camp volunteers also are needed.

It’s a tall order to be an MDA camp counselor. Each counselor is paired with one camper 24 hours a day for the camp week. The counselors goal is to make camp a safe and fun experience for their camper. They  are looking for people who can fulfill many specific responsibilities and duties in addition to meeting their camper’s emotional and physical needs. Pre-camp training will be provided to all volunteer counselors.

 How to become a volunteer counselor

  • Complete a volunteer application through your local MDA office
  • Provide three references with phone numbers
  • Consent to a criminal background check
  • Interview with MDA staff

Contact Patty Cornelius @ 509-325-3747 or pcornelius@mdausa.org if you’re interested in volunteering at MDA summer camp the week of July 12-19, 2014.

Prepare for the Spring 2015 WSU College of Nursing Application Now!

Are you a current or past EWU student planning on apply to the WSU College of Nursing for Spring 2015?

If you are planning on applying now is the time to meet with an EWU Nursing Advisor to make sure you are all set for the application process! Call 509.359.2345 today and ask to set up an appointment with either Kathy or Roy.

During your appointment we will cover:

  • Checking that all EWU general requirements (GECRs) and graduation requirements will be completed by the end of Fall 2014.
  • Check that all nursing prerequisites will be completed by the end of Fall 2014 and making sure you will be eligible for the program.
  • Discuss the best ways to boost your GPA and maximize course repeats, if needed, and help you check that your transcripts are correct.
  • Talk about the application process, deadlines and what to expect.
  • T.E.A.S. test
  • Volunteer hours

All current or past EWU students planning to apply for the Spring 2014 application group are welcome to make an appointment even if they have not met with Kathy or Roy before. Appointment times are limited so please call soon!

The NursingCAS application for the WSU College of Nursing should be available the first or second week of May and will be due  July 10, 2014.

Pre-Nursing Information Session

April 23, 2014                    

Learn more about the Pre-Nursing opportunities offered through EWU, the best ways to prepare for the WSU College of Nursing program and the many different ways to become a Registered Nurse through Eastern. These sessions are ideal for high school students & parents, new EWU students or anyone else interested in Pre-Nursing at EWU.

The next session is planned for Wednesday, April 23, at 6pm on our Riverpoint Campus: School of Nursing Building, room 205. EWU Nursing and Admissions Advisors, along with Career Service and ROTC Representatives will be presenting information about this program and will also be available to answer your questions!

If you have questions about the Nursing Information Sessions or need any special accommodations, please contact Kathy Cook at kcook@ewu.edu at least 3 business days in advance.

Job opportunities

                                         Vesta Adult Family Homes
Vesta AFH is looking for a few mature caregivers to join their team. They provide residential care in a home like environment; with respect, integrity, commitment and trust. The person their looking for must enjoy working with Dementia residents. They currently have 2 Positions available: one Full time NOC shift, and one part Time NOC Shift. Starting wage is $12 an hour.

Qualifications: Nursing Assistant Certified, revised Fundamentals of Care, Dementia and Mental Health, HIV training, CPR and First Aid, Nurse Delegation, and a Food Handlers permit, as well as TB testing.

Contact Jim
Phone 509-413-2445
Email vestaadultfamilyhomes@gmail.com

Pre-Nursing Information Session

Learn more about the Pre-Nursing opportunities offered through EWU, the best ways to prepare for the WSU College of Nursing program and the many different ways to become a Registered Nurse through Eastern. These sessions are ideal for high school students & parents, new EWU students or anyone else interested in Pre-Nursing at EWU.

The next session is planned for Wednesday, April 23, at 6pm on our Riverpoint Campus: School of Nursing Building, room 205. EWU Nursing  and Admissions Advisors, along with Career Service and ROTC Representatives will be presenting information about this program and will also be available to answer your questions!

If you have questions about the Nursing Information Sessions or need any special accommodations, please contact Kathy Cook at kcook@ewu.edu at least 3 business days in advance.

Nursing Interview Prep session

WSU’s school of Nursing will be conducting their fall interview sessions on Friday, Saturday, and Monday April 4, 5 & 7. To help you prepare for your interview, Laura Sanchez from Career Services will be conducting an Interview preparation session on Thursday April 3rd. The session will be held in the JFK Library Auditorium from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.
This session is usually designed to help students prepare for their interview with WSU’s. The session is very informal, with plenty of time to interact with the presenter, so bring lots of questions.

BIOL 335 is now BIOL 235

Effective Fall quarter 2013, Elementary Medical Biology was renumbered from BIOL 335 to BIOL 235. If you took BIOL 335 in the past, you still meet the Pre-Nursing course requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Cook at kcook@ewu.edu or Roy Caligan at rcaligan1@ewu.edu.

Pre-Nursing Information Sessions

Learn more about the Pre-Nursing opportunities offered through EWU, best ways to prepare for the WSU College of Nursing program and the many different ways to become a Registered Nurse through Eastern. EWU Nursing Advisors and Admissions staff will be available to answer your questions!

These sessions are ideal for high school students & parents, new EWU students or anyone else interested in Pre-Nursing at EWU.

  • Wednesday, February 19, 6pm                     Riverpoint Campus in Spokane in Health Science Building room 205   Riverpoint Campus Map

 

If you have questions about the Nursing Information Sessions or need any special accommodations, please contact Kathy Cook at kcook@ewu.edu at least 3 business days in advance.

TEAS TEST Resources

Here’s a list of a few resources I was able to locate to help you study for the TEAS test. I’m sure there is a lot more, but this is what I was able to find. WSU also lists study information on the website as well as a few of the local community colleges.

Online:
ATI
tests.com
testprepreview.com

Books:
TEAS Version 5 Study Guide: Test Prep Secrets for the TEAS V Paperback– January 7, 2013 Trivium Test Prep
Ace the TEAS Test: Study Guide and Practice Tests for the TEAS V (Version 5) Exam:  by Ace the Test Team(Author)
McGraw-Hills 5 TEAS Practice Tests [Paperback]  byKathy Zahler (Author)
3 TEAS Practice Tests by Exam Review Press: Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Version V Paperback by: Ace the Test Team (Author)

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